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Re: John B. Friend, Ohio
Posted by: Charlene Jansen (ID *****0175) Date: June 02, 2010 at 16:59:35
In Reply to: John B. Friend, Ohio by Dorothy Ford of 1604

Gayle and Dorothy,

John B. Friend is my gg-grandfather by his second wife, Mahala or Mahaly Morgan, whom he married in Hocking Co. Ohio after his first wife died. If there was a third wife in Illinois, nobody in my family knew, because Mahaly told my aunt that John and she were never divorced. John was a traveling herb medicine salesman who traveled a lot, I guess, and one time he just didnít come back! I just found the information on John B. Friend in my auntís genealogy material a couple of days ago, including what Iím fairly sure is a picture of John and Mahaly. Iíll have to look through through the information more thoroughly to see what all I have. I believe she had a little information on the Beards too. She did her research back in the 60ís and 70ís.

Mahaly came to Kansas with her daughter, Diane Elizabeth Friend, as well as the two younger children from Johnís first marriage, which I believe she raised. The youngest one, Reason ďReeceĒ, lived in Girard, Kansas for quite a long time Ė I donít know if he died there, although I suspect the information is somewhere in my aunt's notes.

I just found the information on John B. Friend in my auntís genealogy material a couple of days ago, including what is a picture of John and Mahaly, I believe. Iíll have to look through it more thoroughly to see what all I have. I believe she had a little information on the Beards too. Iíd like to trade information with both of you. My Genforum email address is current and you can use it to email me directly.

Charlene


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